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Zen-ing Obama?
National Review Online, by Victor Davis Hanson

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 11/11/2012 8:23:01 PM

Bill Kristol has a point: Given that the wealthiest counties in the U.S. are mostly blue-voting elites who caricature Republicans for not voting for higher taxes, maybe Republicans should focus on ensuring no new taxes on the $80,000 to $250,000 upper-middle-class households and let the tax chips fall where they may on the mostly Obama households above that. But only if Republicans demand in return for granting Obama’s “pay your fair share”/”you didn’t build that”/”fat cat” demands — which will only bring in revenues to account for about 8 percent of the annual deficit (this isn’t 1995, and something like

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: WestCoastCowboy, 11/11/2012 8:25:09 PM     (No. 9007999)

You will not get a dime in spending cuts, unless it´s military. Go over the cliff then !

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Reply 2 - Posted by: ccyr, 11/11/2012 8:26:11 PM     (No. 9008002)

Exactly. Quadruple the tax rates of anybody making over $250,000 a year in a county that supported Obama. Or we´ll just go seize their house and their possessions and give them to the people ourselves.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 11/11/2012 8:39:14 PM     (No. 9008018)

So, they are going to punish people for working and redistribute their wealth to single mothers with children and anchor babies ?

We need a rest Zippy. Just go to whatever country and continue bowing,

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Reply 4 - Posted by: ccyr, 11/11/2012 8:53:54 PM     (No. 9008032)

Republicans should concentrate on NO taxes for those making between $80k and $250K and confiscatory taxes on EVERYBODY living in a blue county. If you live in a blue county, get out now.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: ruready?, 11/11/2012 9:03:36 PM     (No. 9008044)

#1 - I have come to believe that Obama´s only interest is to destroy our military, which he believes will set the stage for destroying Israel.

Israel is the apple of colonization. He hates Israel and will do everything he can to destroy them.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: shamus, 11/11/2012 9:06:22 PM     (No. 9008049)

Going over the cliff is fine with me. Sure, I´d pay more in tax, and the economy would crumble, but this will happen anyway with Obama in office. Might as well let it happen right away so that people know what happens when they elect leftists.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Jiobaobubai, 11/11/2012 9:10:16 PM     (No. 9008055)

I wish # 2 were jocking, but what we are seeing with the treatment of Applebees and Papa John´s by the libs is EXACTLY the beginnings of the cultural revolution that destroyed so many lives in China.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Jiobaobubai, 11/11/2012 9:10:55 PM     (No. 9008056)

Oh jeeze, sorry. That should be "joking."

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Scribelus, 11/11/2012 9:45:54 PM     (No. 9008094)

First, Hitler took the Rhineland, and the appeasers whimpered. Then, he took Czechoslovakia, and they squirmed. Then, Memel -so what? And on, until...
Kristol is an appeaser. One cannot bargain with evil, and that is what will control what used to be the USA for at least four more years.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: engrpat, 11/11/2012 10:30:17 PM     (No. 9008130)

Could be wrong, I´m not in the 1%, but I understand that the wealthy are able to shelter their money from taxes via many means found in the tax code. One is the use of tax free municipal bonds, stop the practice. Another is the creation of foundations, stop the practice. Make them pay taxes on all of their money, no more sheltering it.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Italiano, 11/11/2012 10:55:35 PM     (No. 9008144)

Bingo on Private Foundations. How else do you think that Gates and Buffett, et. al., shelter income, clear out their estates and contribute to liberal/left causes?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: toddh, 11/12/2012 5:51:45 PM     (No. 9009671)

#10 - If a tax were levied on future* municipal bonds, there would be less public debt and lower taxes on everyone. I live in a city that spends $20 million on a sidewalk, and it´s got to stop. I like the idea so far! (*People who invested in them depending on their tax-free nature should not be punished. The rest of us will have fair warning.)

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